On a positive note...
...this little one officially graduated from kindergarten today!
|Such a sweet child!|
|Oh yes we did "dress up" for the last day of school!|
|First Day of Kindergarten. An apple for her teacher.|
|Modeling her "Back to School Outfit" the night before for Daddy.|
And see that baby swing in the background of the above picture?
Well...this little man will have none of that! He hasn't for quite some time now.
In fact...not only has he been crawling since about 6 1/2 months...he now pulls to standing and takes a few sideways steps!
|One month old at the start of the school year...|
|Just shy of 10-months old at the end of the school year!|
On a more somber note...
Please continue to keep southwest Missouri and east central Kansas in your thoughts and prayers.
So many of my friends, here in Kansas City, have friends and family who have lost everything in Joplin (2.5 hours south of the metro) The devastation is unimaginable.
We are all on edge.
Our NOAA Weather radio has gone off repeatedly since last Saturday night...all night long...and nerves are frayed. And while I have tried to limit the amount of media coverage that my little ones have been exposed to about this particular tragedy (there have been so many all over our country and world this year!), they also need to understand the significance of what to do when we hear the weather radio alerts and actual tornado sirens warning us to seek immediate shelter. Unfortunately those alerts and sirens have been constant.
It's just the reality of living in Tornado Alley.